Give Where You Live
Get Involved With Mission Valley Bank's "Give Where You Live" Initiative
Mission Valley Bank is proud to feature nonprofit organizations within our community. We encourage you to join us to "give where you live" and help support any of the many worthwhile causes throughout your community.
Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley
The Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club's "It Just Takes One" campaign needs your support. This organization has made a difference in the lives of local youth since 1968. With two locations, the club provides services to nearly 2,400 local young people ages 7-17 with quality year round and after-school programs focused on education, career development, character, leadership, health, fitness, sports, recreation and the arts.
Through your continued generosity, the Boys & Girls Club will continue to build a brighter future for the children of the Santa Clarita Valley. The need is great and the return on your investment… priceless.
Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA
The Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA provides scholarships to support all youth and family programs. The YMCA is a cause. Its cause is to strengthen the foundations of its community. The YMCA prides itself on its sense of community – one that is for working parents needing childcare, family programs that strengthen the bonds between parents and their children, and camping programs that enrich and strengthen each child as they grow up.
The YMCA offers a variety of group exercise classes, dance and enrichment classes for children, swim lessons, water exercise classes, fitness rooms and so much more. Serving families has always been at the heart of the YMCA. Their focus is three-fold: Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility. With youth development programs they nurture the potential of every child and teen. Healthy living focuses on improving the nation’s health and well-being. Social responsibility encourages giving back and providing support to neighbors. The Y encourages a lifetime of active living. Now is the time to join the many programs at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA. To learn more, visit www.YMCALA.org/
Boys & Girls Club of the San Fernando Valley / Pacoima
Founded in 1966 by the Honor Lodge B'nai B'rith and members of the El Caballero Country Club from these two groups true concern and deep commitment for the future of our youth. The Club's mission is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. A youth and family oriented organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, social and charcter development of boys and girls between the ages of 7 and 17.
Striving to help members and families enhance their lives, the club offers programs that build self-esteem, social competencies and positive values.
Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers
Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers provides affordable quality outpatient healthcare services and programs, health education, community resources, and referrals to residents of Santa Clarita Valley, making a special effort to serve the uninsured and under-insured. It is the mission of Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers to never refuse healthcare services to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay.
With three primary health centers - Val Verde Health Center, Canyon Country Health Center, and Newhall Health Center -- they provide immunizations and vaccines, physicals, screening and diagnostic tests, well baby care, preventative programs, family planning, women's health services, treatment of illness and injury, and more. There are also two outreach locations at the College of the Canyons and the California Institute of the Arts.
This past year, Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers provided healthcare to over 4,400 individuals accounting for over 11,000 patient appointments. Many times this care prevented illness and injury from getting worse, eliminated the need for unnecessary trips to the emergency room and enabled family members to gain employment, or get back on the job quickly. Find out more by visiting SDFHC.org.
Carousel Ranch is a place where therapy is disguised as fun in an atmosphere where every child can succeed. Providing equestrian therapy for children with disabilities, Carousel creates a unique and individualized program to meet each child's specific needs and goals by utilizing a combination of vaulting – gymnastics on a moving horse – and therapeutic riding.
The movement of the horse causes an inherent response from the child, relaxing muscles that are tight, increasing tone in muscles that are weak, building balance, coordination and control, which in turn enables children to use hands and arms, sit, stand and walk.
Each year there are children with special needs waiting for the opportunity to improve their health and quality of life at Carousel Ranch. They are growing to serve more children and YOU can help them reach this goal. Together, we can make a difference . . .one very special child at a time. For more information, visit CarouselRanch.org.
College of the Canyons Foundation
College of the Canyons Foundation needs your assistance to support educational programs and student success.
College of the Canyons (COC) has served the Santa Clarita Valley for 45 years and has become a vital, enduring, cultural, educational, and economic force in the region. The COC Foundation generates philanthropic support for the college providing financial support for the Santa Clarita Community College District.
This allows the college to perform beyond the achievement level that tax dollars alone can support and to strive for the highest levels of excellence in teaching, scholarship, vocational training and innovation. The Foundation believes that public educational institutions and private enterprise must work together to provide an affordable and accessible college education for all who have the desire to succeed.
COC needs charitable gifts to endow scholarships and to support educational programs and capital improvements, which can mean the difference between ordinary and extraordinary programs and services for student success. Through annual giving, special events and scholarship programs, the Foundation provides the college with crucial private financial resources.To learn more, visit www.canyons.edu and click on the About Canyons link then Foundation.
Meeting Each Need with Dignity
In the early 1970’s, MEND – Meet Each Need with Dignity opened its doors in an effort to transform the lives of the neediest residents of the San Fernando Valley – poor children and their struggling families. Starting as a small group of volunteers working from a garage, MEND has grown primarily by word-of-mouth into one of the leanest operating non-profit organizations in existence. More than 94% of the support and donations received by MEND, now the largest poverty agency in the Valley, provides emergency food, clothing, medical, vision and dental care, job skills training and job placement assistance, English as a Second Language classes, youth activities, and a Christmas program. In 2015, we received over 37,000 client visits per month.
Each month, more than 16,600 hours are donated by volunteers from a broad range of backgrounds and income levels; all joining together to act as people helping people. Each person plays a vital role in meeting the mission of MEND. From the distribution of food, clothing to assistance in job training and placement, our volunteers give MEND life.
Theodore Payne Foundation
The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants, Inc., established 1960, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the understanding, preservation and use of California native flora. The Foundation preserves the legacy and carries on the work of Theodore Payne, a pioneering Los Angeles nurseryman, horticulturist and conservationist widely considered to be the father of the native plant movement in California.
Shadow Hills Riding Club
Located at Shadow Hills Equestrian Center on a beautiful riding facility in Shadow Hills, California, Shadow Hills Riding Club (SHRC) is a P.A.T.H. International Premier Accredited Riding Center. Shadow Hills Riding Club offers therapeutic riding programs in which horses are used as a tool for physical therapy, emotional growth and learning for individuals with mental, physical, and/or emotional disabilities, and to carry on other charitable activities associated with this purpose. Shadow Hills Riding Club is a 501c3 non-profit organization, offering certified therapeutic horsemanship to children and adults.